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Oxford University Press Pakistan (OUPP) is committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve, and encourage applications from people of all ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. OUP is always on the lookout for motivated and ambitious individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and organizational abilities. Fluency in written and spoken English and proficiency in desktop applications are essential prerequisites.

OUP offers a variety of opportunities to prospective applicants in Editorial, Design, Sales, Marketing, Production, Finance, IT, and other departments. The company’s head office is situated at Karachi, with regional offices at Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar and Faisalabad.

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Career Opportunities

Senior Manager Marketing - Karachi based

About the role
The primary responsibility of this role is product marketing, market segmentation, market research, customer insights and competition and market analysis. Also work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure segment-based portfolio development and to understand and represent the customer and the customers’ needs in all discussions of product development; and to provide market research to support customer insights.

Senior Manager Marketing works closely with the publishing, sales, marketing teams and the data analysts to ensure products are targeted to the local market(s) needs. Develop and maintain knowledge of local markets, local competitors and customer base. Provide input to various stakeholders in response to competitor activity, and also responsible for conducting customer research on pricing, market size, product modeling, customer preferences, target audience, feasibility of market success as input into new product proposals.

Undertakes market competitive intelligence through research on existing and new products for product positioning and portfolio management. Develop marketing plans and communicate the product’s value to the market through customer focus group. Creating marketing materials that communicate product features and developing the marketing tools and campaigns for branding to attract new prospects and customers.

The position will report to the Marketing Director.

About you
The ideal candidate will be required to have the following:

  • Master’s degree preferably MBA/MPA in marketing or business studies from reputable educational institution.
  • At least 6 to 8 years of experience working in similar capacity in a dynamic organization with proven leadership skills.
  • Fluent in numeracy for business planning, forecasting, data analysis that can span marketing, market research, product marketing and product management.
  • Open attitude and resourcefulness, to gather, integrate, filter, and direct customer research for project development and strategy formulation.
  • Proficiency in the English language with strong interpersonal, leadership, and people management skills.
  • Ability to work across functions and cultures.
  • Outstanding anticipation in planning, skilled at organization and multitasking, time management skills with the ability to set priorities, work independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as valued counsel to internal business partners to gain organizational alignment to marketing strategies and plans
  • A valid driving license and willingness to travel.

Applicants should apply by 21 June 2021 by completing the online recruitment form. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Manager Financial Accounting and Reporting - Karachi based

About the role
OUP Pakistan (OUPP) is seeking a passionate and motivated professional to join its Finance team.
The role will primarily be engaged in preparing and analyzing OUPP’s financial statements including project management and collaboration with departments e.g. Procurement, Operations, Sales, Marketing, etc. in relation to financial evaluation and recommending action plans. The position will also play a proactive role in performance / variance analysis against forecasts and budgets as well as the preparation of statutory accounts and reporting packs in accordance with the applicable financial reporting standards and Group requirements as applicable.

About you
The ideal candidate should be:

  • A qualified chartered accountant with a minimum of 1 year of post-qualification experience or an ACCA / APFA / ICAEW member with a minimum 3 years’ of experience in financial accounting, budgeting, and management reporting. Part qualified individuals with more than 5 years of experience in the industry can also apply.
  • Strong in understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and best practices in the industry.
  • Experienced in liaising with external auditors, internal auditors, group reporting functions and in managing all internal MIS.
  • Strong in interpersonal, decision making, problem-solving, analytical and presentation skills.
  • Experienced in data analysis, interpretation, reconciliation, and presentation.
  • Proficient in MS Office (esp. MS Excel and PowerPoint) and SAP (Finance module).
  • Capable to work independently with minimal supervision.

Applicants should apply by June 15 2021 by completing the online recruitment form. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Junior Manager Digital Publishing - Karachi based

About the role
Based in the Digital Publishing team the role will work closely with Editorial, Sales, and other in-house teams to create digital products for OUP Pakistan’s publishing list.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and adhering to schedules, processes, and best practices across departments to ensure that all digital products are completed successfully and efficiently.
  • Overseeing assigned digital products from inception through post-publication maintenance, including: consulting with Editorial and Sales teams and managing the creation and conversion of content for eBooks and other online platforms.
  • Staying current on developments in digital products and communicate regularly with Editorial and Sales to remain abreast of changing standards and new digital formats.
  • Working cross-functionally and with external vendors to ensure projects are delivered on time and to specification.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • BS/BCS (Bachelors in Computer Science) and at least 1-2 years prior experience working in book publishing or EdTech industry, ideally in an editorial and/or digital role. Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of eBook & app technology and platforms, and other digital media applications.
  • Impeccable spoken and written English language skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially with regard to explaining digital concepts across wide levels of technical proficiency.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with a focus on building and maintaining product schedules.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word & Excel.

Applicants should apply by 28 June 2021 by completing the online recruitment form. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Junior Illustrator - Karachi based

About the role
OUP Pakistan is seeking passionate and creative a Junior Illustrator to play a flexible role in our Design team. Working cross-functionally with editors and designers the role will be responsible for interpreting art briefs to create book covers, images, layouts, and illustrations for OUP Pakistan’s publishing lists (primarily school books) to fit with the current artwork style/requirements of the Press. Ability to work quickly and independently, and having a keen eye for illustrations, iconography, typography, color, and layout are key requirements for this role.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design, Fine Arts, etc.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of prior design experience, preferably in book publishing or EdTech industry.
  • Passionate about children’s books and have a design portfolio showcasing exceptional work that is relevant to the position.
  • Strong aesthetic sense (illustration and design) with ability to listen, interpret, and visualize design concepts and elements to all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Impeccable spoken and written communication and English language skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants should apply by 5 June 2021 by completing the online recruitment form. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Junior/Assistant Manager Sales - Karachi based

Junior/Assistant Manager Sales - Gujar Khan based

About the role
OUP Pakistan is seeking an experienced Sales representative to join our expanding sales team. Overall, the role will primarily be responsible to drive adoption of the Press’s curriculum textbooks at schools, college, and higher education institutes.

The Junior/Assistant Manager Sales will be required to work in the field by visiting prospective, current, and past clients with the aim to build and sustain relationships and develop a base of contacts that will ultimately drive sales in the designated territory. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of sales, pipeline building, qualifying target opportunities, managing the sales cycle, closing orders, and following through to revenue. Within the scope of this role, the successful candidate will ensure to maintain the Press’s policies, standards, and practices, and adherence to the Press’s mission and values.

About you
The successful candidate should have:

  • A strong school education and relevant Master’s degree with 2-3 years of relevant sales experience.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Impeccable English language skills.
  • Outstanding time management skills with the ability to set priorities, work independently and within a team.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office.
  • A valid driving license and willingness to travel as per business.

Applicants can apply by filling up the online recruitment form. Please specify the position in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Junior/Assistant Manager Sales - Sialkot based

About the role
OUP Pakistan is seeking an experienced Sales representative to join our expanding sales team. Overall, the role will primarily be responsible to drive adoption of the Press’s curriculum textbooks at schools, college, and higher education institutes.

The Junior/Assistant Manager Sales will be required to work in the field by visiting prospective, current, and past clients with the aim to build and sustain relationships and develop a base of contacts that will ultimately drive sales in the designated territory. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of sales, pipeline building, qualifying target opportunities, managing the sales cycle, closing orders, and following through to revenue. Within the scope of this role, the successful candidate will ensure to maintain the Press’s policies, standards, and practices, and adherence to the Press’s mission and values.

About you
The successful candidate should have:

  • A strong school education and relevant Master’s degree with 2-3 years of relevant sales experience.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Impeccable English language skills.
  • Outstanding time management skills with the ability to set priorities, work independently and within a team.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office.
  • A valid driving license and willingness to travel as per business.

Applicants can apply by filling up the online recruitment form. Please specify the position in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Digital Product Architect - Karachi based

About the role
Based in the Digital Publishing department of OUP Pakistan (OUPP), the role primarily involves overall management for all products and projects pertaining to digital educational solutions (Online platforms, eBooks, Mobile apps) including creating product strategy, business cases, product specification, project management reports and product performance metrics.

Additionally, the role will also include conducting and analysing market research/feedback to make informed data-driven decisions and suggest innovative business models to create digital user-base and manage digital subscriptions. The Product Architect will be dealing with vendor and platform management including testing of digital platforms and/or applications to help ensure high quality and timely delivery.

About you
The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in field of Computer Science preferably or Education Technology, Business Studies or Entrepreneurship.
  • Prior 3-4 years' experience as a product manager or product architect for digital platform/app development. Knowledge and experience of agile project management is preferred.
  • Impeccable spoken and written English language skills.
  • Strong business acumen, collaboration, and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS, managing LMS/VLEs/CMS, graphic manipulation, and editing video and audio will be a plus.

Applicants should apply by filling up the online recruitment form. Please specify the position in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Forecast Analyst - Lahore based

About the role
OUP Pakistan is seeking a potential Forecast Analyst to join its growing sales team. The role will primarily involve using historical sales data and growth inputs to analyze and map sales trends to determine their influences on business.

The Forecast Analyst will be required to develop and maintain demand forecast accuracy of stock, highlight variations between forecast and actual sales for timely action to manage stock shortages/gaps, and manage gratis of the sales region. S/he will be required closely partner with Operations, Marketing, and Sales teams to coordinate the stock’s timely issuance and availability at required locations.

About you
The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong school education and university degree (equivalent to Master’s) from a reputed university; background in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Analysis (or related field) will be preferred.
  • At least 2-3 years of hands-on demand forecasting experience, including inventory planning, allocation, and replenishment process within MNC environment.
  • Capable of independently preparing reports that effectively communicate trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Strong English language and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (particularly MS Excel) and SAP.

Applicants should apply by filling up the online recruitment form. Please specify the position in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

Candidates can also send their CV directly to careers.pk@oup.com, mentioning position in subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be informed.